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sorterViewPr (Slide Sorter View Properties)

This element functions as a parent element within which all view properties associated with the slide sorter view mode are contained. All properties are defined within the child elements.

The slide sorter view displays thumbnails of multiple slides at once; the number of slides and size of thumbnails depends on the scaling factor of the view.

Parent Elements



Child Elements


cViewPr (Common View Properties)


extLst (Extension List)





showFormatting (Show Formatting)

Specifies whether to show associated slide formatting when in slide sorter view mode.


The possible values for this attribute are defined by the XML Schema boolean datatype.

The following XML Schema fragment defines the contents of this element:

<complexType name="CT_SlideSorterViewProperties">

   <sequence minOccurs="1" maxOccurs="1">

   <element name="cViewPr" type="CT_CommonViewProperties" minOccurs="1" maxOccurs="1"/>

   <element name="extLst" type="CT_ExtensionList" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1"/>


   <attribute name="showFormatting" type="xsd:boolean" use="optional" default="true"/>